Monday, 2 May 2011

3 May 2011 - World Press Freedom Day

UNESCO will celebrate tomorrow the World Press Freedom Day. This event aims at sensitize awareness of in intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and civil society of the vital role of the liberty or freedom of press in strengthening democracies and promoting development around the world. Usually, the World Press Day is marked by debates and discussion events. This year the event will be hosted in Washington DC.You can find all the details for the program content on the Facebook page arranged by the US State Department. Freedom of expression and press which is guarantee by the Universal Rights Declaration of the UN of 1948 is challenged by severe limitations like murder, kidnapping, pressure, intimidation, the unjust imprisonment of journalists, and the destruction of facilities in several countries around the world. The World Press Day is emphasized to enforce stringent punishments for such acts, prompt investigations and quick enforcement.


Further info:
Reporters without frontiers
Freedom House.

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